[HOT] Licensing of Software Developed by HOT

Robert Soden robert.soden at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 16:45:25 UTC 2013


+1 for the idea and for having a vote (or whatever it is we need to do
to make this decision collectively).

On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 11:41 AM, Schuyler Erle <schuyler at nocat.net> wrote:
>
> On Feb 26, 2013, at 12:38 AM, Kate Chapman wrote:
>
>> I think that HOT should probably vote on a standard license for all
>> software that HOT funds that is developed from scratch. It would
>> probably be best to discuss the pros/cons of types of different types
>> of licenses.
>> ...
>> The separate data store and the export tool are licensed BSD.
>
> I propose to the membership that we accept and promote any of the BSD licenses as a liberal, lowest-common-denominator software license. The BSD license is commonly used throughout the OSGeo community, and it serves them well.
>
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